I’ve never been indoor or outdoor skydiving but I desperately want to try it. Now T3 has built an AR app for integration with iFly’s indoor skydiving locations. The app works by letting users fly through virtual rings that are superimposed into their environment while wearing an AR device.
Everything is score based which means competing against friends is a big part of the draw, but they also keep track of your own high scores as well. Indoor skydiving is already one of the most exhilarating things you can do without really risking your life so this should add a lot of levity to an otherwise intense experience.
“It’s not only about changing the customer experience,” said Ben Gaddis, President of T3 in a prepared statement. “We want to empower businesses to significantly drive revenue and stay competitive in the digital age.”
It’s probably only a matter of time before we see more AR applications like this being used to enhance and further augment existing activities. I can already imagine the use cases for something like paintball to keep track of scores and ammo and hit points in a heads up display such as what’s already being done with some laser tag games for example.
If you’ve ever been indoor skydiving let us know down in the comments below what you think this could add to the experience. If you haven’t like me, would this entice you to give it a try?
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